Recently Dana White mentioned that he had been very close to making a fight between Brock Lesnar and Fedor Emelianenko happen at Cowboys Stadium, raising the hopes of many that perhaps "The Next Big Thing" would be making a return to the Octagon at some point in the future. However, this news appears to put an end to that possibility.
The contract extension reportedly signed is said to be for two years, which would take Lesnar all the way until WrestleMania 31 in 2015.
Brock Lesnar was last seen inside the cage at UFC 141 in December. In that fight, Lesnar suffered a TKO at the hands of Alistair Overeem in a contest to determine the number one contender for the UFC heavyweight title held at the time by Junior dos Santos. Following the loss, Lesnar decided to retire from MMA saying: "Tonight is the last night you'll see me in the Octagon... Brock Lesnaris officially retired."
However, Lesnar did not stay out of the spotlight for long, turning up in WWE not long after the announcement. Immediately upon his return he entered feuds with John Cena and Triple H, two of the biggest stars in the company. Much to the delight of Vince McMahon, owner of WWE, his return was felt in the pay-per-view numbers.
For those who were hoping to see him compete in the cage once again, apparently that will only happen if Brock Lesnar competes in a "Hell in the Cell" match in the future. Of course Lesnar, who is perhaps the most polarizing figure ever to compete in the UFC, is right where he belongs according to his many detractors who never embraced a professional wrestler in their sport in the first place.